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Libra 2

I used to take pride in big & small things. Now I take pride in nothing.

By Joe NastaPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Libra 2
Photo by malith d karunarathne on Unsplash

I discover time 

as pink moons.

How has one year

passed already?


I used to take pride

in big & small things.

Now I take pride

in nothing.


I miss surging at

the sights

of I don’t know.

Oh, I don’t know.


The water.

A mirror.


The world turning.



Short skyscrapers.


Sandal straps.


A family, a family, a fam-

ily of model figures

I placed gently on the toilet

in our bathroom.


Oh, they’ve fallen over!

What does pride feel like now?

I’m only arrogant now.

I keep one stem of every rose bouquet.


I place dried petals on my tongue

at full moon ceremonies. 

Tonight it’s pink, it’s pink

again, oh.


I’m starting to believe or


if the way I move my fingers 



If there is not enough love

in the world.

If there is too much



About the Creator

Joe Nasta

Hi! I'm a queer multimodal artist writing love poems in Seattle, one half of the art and poetry collective Eat Yr Manhood, and head curator of Stone Pacific Zine. Work in The Rumpus, Occulum, Peach Mag, dream boy book club, and others. :P

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